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  1. It's as much the PC copying the show from the...

    It's as much the PC copying the show from the TiVo as it is the TiVo copying it to the PC.

    Have you given both fixed IP addresses?

    Which version of Windows is the PC running?

    What size is...
  2. Sorry I didn't see this when it was posted. ...

    Sorry I didn't see this when it was posted.

    Any chance you're copying to a FAT32 partition instead of NT partition and hitting FAT32's file size limit?
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    I'm pretty sure the FCC says they can't set the...

    I'm pretty sure the FCC says they can't set the anti-copy bit on the Over The Air channels they re-transmit.

    Everything else, unfortunately, is fair game.
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    The TiVos made for the American market are no...

    The TiVos made for the American market are no more usable for what you had in mind than the ones made for Virgin Media.

    I'm not sure what you'd use for a password, but try

    https://192.168.X.X...
  5. Gee, you mean I finally got something right? :D

    Gee, you mean I finally got something right?

    :D
  6. As long as you're running version 11.0k or the...

    As long as you're running version 11.0k or the recently released 11.0m, you can run a 2TB in any of the three Series 3 platform models.

    I like the WD20EURS.

    Especially when newegg or Amazon...
  7. Could he/she leave them un-encrypted and copy to...

    Could he/she leave them un-encrypted and copy to PC via TiVo Desktop, and then copy from PC to the S4?
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    tbond, sorry I didn't see your posts sooner. ...

    tbond, sorry I didn't see your posts sooner.

    That Cisco thing is a strictly UK unit, so there's not a lot of familiarity with it here in the US.

    Maybe you could get some more informed answers...
  9. You're welcome.

    You're welcome.
  10. One of the first occurrences of "capacitor...

    One of the first occurrences of "capacitor plague" in TiVos was one of the DirecTiVo models (an S2 of some sort, as I recall) where one tuner worked and the other one didn't, but the cause was a cap...
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    Swapping in a known good power supply makes no...

    Swapping in a known good power supply makes no difference.

    Although as noted in the thread at TCF, by the time that 658 made it's way across the country to me, the blinking had quit.

    When you...
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    For future searchers, as you can eventually see...

    For future searchers, as you can eventually see in this thread

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=510436

    that flashing green light is the CPU signalling a motherboard fault.
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    Sticky: Sounds like it might be having problems switching...

    Sounds like it might be having problems switching to the alternate boot partitions, which it would be doing because of the recent software update from "b" to "c" that deals with the "outdated cookie"...
  14. As long as any S3 (648, 652, 658) is running at...

    As long as any S3 (648, 652, 658) is running at least ver. 11.0k of the TiVo software, you can use WinMFS to put a 2TB drive in it.

    I recommend the WD20EURS.

    The more recently manufactured ones...
  15. You need a PC where you can hook directly to the...

    You need a PC where you can hook directly to the SATA ports so you can run wdidle3.exe to disable Intellipark on Caviar Greens to fix the warm boot problem.

    Also, when you need to run the drive...
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    m is basically k with the "expired cookie"...

    m is basically k with the "expired cookie" problem (that broke Desktop) from last February fixed.


    They did the same thing with the S2s, going from b to c.
  17. Technically the S3 HD has 4 tuners, 2 OTA and 2...

    Technically the S3 HD has 4 tuners, 2 OTA and 2 cable, but can only use 2 of them at a time, and of course the software only supports recording 2 shows at a time.
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    Sticky: If you're running 11.0k, you can use a 2TB in a...

    If you're running 11.0k, you can use a 2TB in a 648 or a 652 and just copy the stock drive straight to it with WinMFS (although my personal preference is up the swap size to 1024MB while I'm at it),...
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    Sticky: Is there a reason you need that specific image? ...

    Is there a reason you need that specific image?

    Is it just to allow you to use a particular size drive?
  20. Where do you get the idea that you need an extra...

    Where do you get the idea that you need an extra partition on the internal?
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    So what you need is a truncated backup of a...

    So what you need is a truncated backup of a previous version of the 649 software.

    Only problem there is it'll have come from a different machine, which means a TSN mismatch, which means the TiVo...
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    A TiVo is either going to have a program guide or...

    A TiVo is either going to have a program guide or an out-of-date program guide.

    How is the TiVo currently calling the mothership?

    Telephone?

    Wired Ethernet connection?

    Wireless?
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    So you're trying to use it with neither a...

    So you're trying to use it with neither a lifetime nor currently paid up subscription?
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    Sticky: TiVoCommunityForums (tivocommunity.com) also has...

    TiVoCommunityForums (tivocommunity.com) also has an image begging thread with the confusing title of "Need an image? Don't PM me".
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    Don't just tell us what you are trying to...

    Don't just tell us what you are trying to achieve, tell us why you're trying to.

    There may be a better way to get to where you want to go.
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    Wasn't that whole 2.5 thing more of a DirecTiVo...

    Wasn't that whole 2.5 thing more of a DirecTiVo deal?
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    Sticky: http://www.dealdatabase.com/forum/showthread.php?3...

    http://www.dealdatabase.com/forum/showthread.php?31863-Backup-image-and-slice-begging-thread&p=316614#post316614
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    Sticky: I'm guessing that 120GB WD is not exactly brand...

    I'm guessing that 120GB WD is not exactly brand new.

    Have you run the WD diagnostic long test on it?

    You can get an .iso image of a bootable cd with the diagnostic program on it from the WD...
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    I suspect you'll need to restore to a 250 or...

    I suspect you'll need to restore to a 250 or larger and then figure out how to shrink it.

    Go over to the IDE/SATA adapter thread on TCF and see if anybody's successfully used a SATA drive and...
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    Sticky: It's still going to be several days before I can...

    It's still going to be several days before I can take a 649 out of service and backup an image that has my zip code and such and not the info of whoever I bought the machine from to begin with, but I...
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    Sticky: To use with the MFS Live cd v1.4 ...

    To use with the MFS Live cd v1.4

    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/49887720/649_gset.bak

    To use with WinMFS

    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/49887720/649_gset.tbk

    Both will start you out in Guided Setup.
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    Who are you on /.? You can PM it to me if...

    Who are you on /.?

    You can PM it to me if you're shy.:)
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    Sticky: Stupid question time. You get an image from...

    Stupid question time.

    You get an image from some other guy's TiVo that has his zip code and his channel line-up and his blah, blah, blah, and you put it on your TiVo in a different zip code with...
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    Sticky: I think GS is kind of like the mafia, once in,...

    I think GS is kind of like the mafia, once in, you can't back out.

    Didn't know you could run 51killer on standalones, but if I ever needed it I didn't know that I did.

    Like I said, it'll be a...
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    Sticky: So you definitely need an image that doesn't...

    So you definitely need an image that doesn't start out in GS?

    You understand that means it'll start out complaining about being in a TiVo with a different TSN from the one of which it has a record...
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    Sticky: I read too fast, see my edit of previous post.

    I read too fast, see my edit of previous post.
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    Sticky: Go over to TCF to the "need an image, don't PM...

    Go over to TCF to the "need an image, don't PM me" thread, and search my name, that model number, dropbox, etc.

    Oooops, just saw the not reset to GS part.

    You'll have to give me a few days,...
  38. Would it not be much easier to remove the bad...

    Would it not be much easier to remove the bad tuner and put in one from the other box?
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    Sticky: For use with the MFS Live cd v1.4 ...

    For use with the MFS Live cd v1.4

    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/49887720/652_gset.bak


    For use with WinMFS

    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/49887720/652_gset.tbk
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    Sticky: Another theory shot down in flames then. Get...

    Another theory shot down in flames then.

    Get the Seagate diagnostic software (SeaTools for DOS) and run the long test on the drive.
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    Sticky: That's the same fat LBA number as the 40GB Maxtor...

    That's the same fat LBA number as the 40GB Maxtor that came out of my 540040

    As long as it isn't a GigaByte brand motherboard, boot up with the MFS Live cd v1.4 and just that drive attached, then...
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    Sticky: What's the LBA number of that Maxtor from the...

    What's the LBA number of that Maxtor from the 24004A?
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    Sticky: The only thing to watch out for with 140/240...

    The only thing to watch out for with 140/240 images is that some of the machines came with Maxtor drives and back then Maxtors had a slightly higher LBA number than the same GB size in WDs and...
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    That Donate link is to PayPal. Instead of...

    That Donate link is to PayPal.

    Instead of thousands of dollars, you can send them one penny and add a message with your contact info to the "you've got money" email PayPal will send them.
  45. Thread: HowTos Only

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    Sticky: Are you sure that what you're bumping up against...

    Are you sure that what you're bumping up against isn't a limitation of the speed and power of the CPU?
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    Sticky: http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.ph...

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=8707432#post8707432
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    I have a vague memory of something called TiVoWeb...

    I have a vague memory of something called TiVoWeb that I think I played with on an S1, but nowadays both my S1s are temporarily out of service and I'm just running the free version of TiVo Desktop on...
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    If you want hardwired Ethernet for that 540...

    If you want hardwired Ethernet for that 540 instead of the wireless (although the TiVo wireless G is a pretty good little device), there's a list of compatible USB to Ethernet adapters on the TiVo...
  49. Thread: Crypto update.

    by unitron
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    Do you know for certain that the lifetime sub on...

    Do you know for certain that the lifetime sub on that S1 was purchased on or before January 20, 2000?

    Because those are the only S1 lifetimes eligible for the one time transfer.

    And that's not...
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    There's been some mention over at TCF of S3 HD...

    There's been some mention over at TCF of S3 HD rebooting problems lately and I don't think it's all from people who used jmfs to put in a 2TB drive.

    Of course if it's an S2 or S3 the power supply...
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    Sticky: Meet me over on TCF (where they don't allow us to...

    Meet me over on TCF (where they don't allow us to talk about this site)
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    Sticky: http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.ph...

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=8921060#post8921060
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    Sticky: TCD652160 or TCD658000? MFS Live or WinMFS?

    TCD652160 or TCD658000?

    MFS Live or WinMFS?
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    When was the last time you inspected the power...

    When was the last time you inspected the power supply for "capacitor plague"?
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    Sticky: Go here ...

    Go here

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=9204492#post9204492

    where it says


    "Sounds like you're talking about my posts.

    The 240 and 540 images I had on SendSpace,...
  56. If you're in or near Raleigh, there's a reliable...

    If you're in or near Raleigh, there's a reliable source I've dealt with by mail.

    Search Craigslist for "low esr"

    Tell him unitron sent you.
  57. Sorry, thinking about power supplies from...

    Sorry, thinking about power supplies from different models.

    If there's something wrong with the power supply, it'll most likely reveal itself as a problem on the +5V and/or the+12V outputs, which...
  58. Okay, when you put in the new (I hope you used...

    Okay, when you put in the new (I hope you used high-temp, low ESR) capacitors, the hole where you put the negative lead is in a "sea" of copper (although it's actually called a "land") on the...
  59. You're starting to scare me. Did you replace...

    You're starting to scare me.

    Did you replace the capacitors yourself?
  60. Were those caps on the +5V output or the +12V?

    Were those caps on the +5V output or the +12V?
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    Is the Jenkins cd LBA48 aware? It's been a few...

    Is the Jenkins cd LBA48 aware?

    It's been a few years since I messed with it.

    The MFS Live cd v1.4 is, and will do byteswapping, although I remember something about having to use v1.3b to be...
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    If whine isn't the fan or the hard drive, but the...

    If whine isn't the fan or the hard drive, but the power supply itself, I'm thinking it's either magnetostriction, like the horizontal transformers on old CRT televisions used to do at just under...
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    I'm pretty sure I've seen other reports of...

    I'm pretty sure I've seen other reports of DirecTiVos reporting 0 hours after a drive upgrade and I don't think all of them were yours.
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    I ask because of a TCF poster ...

    I ask because of a TCF poster

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=9159368#post9159368

    who got a replacement supply from Weaknees that apparently only lasted about 7 months.
    ...
  65. I look forward to finding out what you discover,...

    I look forward to finding out what you discover, so I'm posting this to make sure I get an email alerting me to new posts in this thread.
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    What if the problem with the power supply is...

    What if the problem with the power supply is something other than, or in addition to, bad caps?

    Someone who can be sure about that one way or the other before they send you the power supply is...
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    Sticky: MFS Live cd v1.4 version ...

    MFS Live cd v1.4 version


    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/49887720/652_gset.bak



    WinMFS version
  68. Assuming you mean an original S3 (TCD648250), you...

    Assuming you mean an original S3 (TCD648250), you should probably look for a non-AF 1TB or 1.5TB drive.
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    Was it a TCD648 original S3? Was it lifetimed?

    Was it a TCD648 original S3?

    Was it lifetimed?
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    They aren't broken, exactly. Apparently the...

    They aren't broken, exactly.

    Apparently the entire TiVo Community Forum site is having problems at the moment.

    So, we'll bypass it.

    Just for you.

    (and anybody else who happens to find...
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    For stock TCD652160 images ...

    For stock TCD652160 images

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=8831301#post8831301

    For TCD658000

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=8956047#post8956047
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    One possible cause of strange symptoms is a flaky...

    One possible cause of strange symptoms is a flaky power supply.

    Have you examined your capacitors lately?
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    Sticky: If you're still looking, check here ...

    If you're still looking, check here

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=9052253#post9052253
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    Get another Premiere XL, take out the drive, hook...

    Get another Premiere XL, take out the drive, hook it and the drive from the first one to a computer, boot with a cd with dd, or dd_rescue, or ddrescue on it and make a byte for byte copy.

    At this...
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    Sticky: Let me know (over there) if these have already...

    Let me know (over there) if these have already aged off and I can try to reload them

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=8990328#post8990328
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    A TiVo drive that's never been in anything but a...

    A TiVo drive that's never been in anything but a TiVo will not have any partitions on it that can be read by a Windows machine, or even a partition table that can be read by it. The ones that aren't...
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    Sticky: http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.ph...

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=8831301#post8831301
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    The current version of TiVo Desktop is 2.8.2. ...

    The current version of TiVo Desktop is 2.8.2.

    Did you really have to "downgrade" to an older version or have you just never installed a newer one?
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    Sticky: You can also try here: ...

    You can also try here:

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=388695

    if you haven't already.
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    Sticky: Runs on Greenwich Mean Time internally, does math...

    Runs on Greenwich Mean Time internally, does math to change what the viewer sees on the screen?

    If that log was about 20 minutes old when you looked at it, I suspect that you're in the Eastern...
  81. Just out of curiousity, how would that be better...

    Just out of curiousity, how would that be better than taking the HD's 160GB drive, using WinMFS to copy it to a 1TB drive, boosting the swap partition size up to 1GB on the way, and expanding, which,...
  82. So my little creation didn't work out?

    So my little creation didn't work out?
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    Sticky: Go to the "need an image, don't PM me" thread on...

    Go to the "need an image, don't PM me" thread on tivocommunity.com and search for posts by "unitron"
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    Are you trying to mount the TiVo drive...

    Are you trying to mount the TiVo drive byteswapped and the NT USB drive non-byteswapped?
  85. Thread: Bootup problem

    by unitron
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    Have you tried Tivo B's hard drive in TiVo A? ...

    Have you tried Tivo B's hard drive in TiVo A?

    If it boots up and says something about fixing a problem, pull the plug and put the drive back where it belongs.
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    Are you talking about the error you get when you...

    Are you talking about the error you get when you put a drive from one TiVo into another TiVo (same model but different TiVo Service Number)?

    Can't you just tell it to clear and delete everything...
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    For the benefit of future searchers, WinMFS has a...

    For the benefit of future searchers, WinMFS has a tool called bootfix (or fixboot). Option 1 will set the drive to boot from 3 and 4, and option 2 will set it to boot from 6 and 7.
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    In the lower picture, what are those wires in the...

    In the lower picture, what are those wires in the upper left hand corner of the picture all about?
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    Does anybody know if TiVo's own Wireless G USB...

    Does anybody know if TiVo's own Wireless G USB adapter can be used with satellite TiVos with USB ports?
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    Will those models let you plug into a serial port...

    Will those models let you plug into a serial port and catch and interrupt the boot process the way the S1 stand alones will?

    'Cause, if so, the TiVo itself offers a "set your IP address" option.
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    Go look for Omikron's posts about "prom day" to...

    Go look for Omikron's posts about "prom day" to see if the S3 HD can be prom modded, or if things ended at the original S3.
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    Great to hear. Congratulations. Now the bad...

    Great to hear.

    Congratulations.

    Now the bad news. Separate crypto chips that can be moved from one unit to another ended with the original S3. After that (the HD and HD XL, and all the...
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    Sticky: The thread you want is "Need an image, don't PM...

    The thread you want is "Need an image, don't PM me".
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    First of all, jmfs was written for the S4...

    First of all, jmfs was written for the S4 platform, the Premiere, and just happens to work for the S3 HD (and, I assume, the S3 HD XL), but apparently doesn't work for the original S3. I have no...
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    For some reason, expanding with the MFS Live cd...

    For some reason, expanding with the MFS Live cd results in some extra space at the end, which jmfs sees as a partition. I tried it a bunch of times with different values for the swap partition, but...
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    Sticky: philbert, Can you actually get it to do...

    philbert,

    Can you actually get it to do kickstarts?

    Have you tried both 57 and 58?

    Have you tried image begging over at TCF also?
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    Hey, Soapm:) If you don't have any shows on...

    Hey, Soapm:)

    If you don't have any shows on that 1TB in the S2 DT that need saving, try this.

    If any of the drives involved are Caviar Greens, run wdidle3 to disable Intellipark.

    Make sure...
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    Sticky: Unfortunately I can't help you with an image for...

    Unfortunately I can't help you with an image for a satellite TiVo, but allow me to suggest that whatever the brand of the drive from the TiVo is, you download the diagnostic software from that...
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    Sticky: You should also try the "Need an image, don't PM...

    You should also try the "Need an image, don't PM me" thread at tivocommunityforum (don't let the title throw you, it's an historical artifact)

    What's the brand and model of the drive that's...
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    Large pitch? The chip I moved was maybe one...

    Large pitch?

    The chip I moved was maybe one inch from side to side.


    Bought my chipqwik from SRA Soldering Products on Amazon.

    They no longer seem to be offering the exact package I got,...
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    Have you asked about it over at TCF yet? Much...

    Have you asked about it over at TCF yet?

    Much larger sampling pool.
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    Even if you got DirecTV to marry the old card to...

    Even if you got DirecTV to marry the old card to the new motherboard, I'm pretty sure you'd lose everything on the old drive, that's how it is with standalones.

    Have you done any soldering and...
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    Apologies, even though I'm in the Eastern Time...

    Apologies, even though I'm in the Eastern Time Zone, to my body it's the middle of the night. I read your first post and somehow my eyes had glazed over by the time I got down the page. When you...
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    If those files are being copied to a FAT32...

    If those files are being copied to a FAT32 partition, quit doing that and put them on an NTFS partition instead.

    FAT32=4GB file size limit
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    Have you got a Western Digital Caviar Green in...

    Have you got a Western Digital Caviar Green in that HD?
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    Unlike the DOS/Windows/IBM-compatible partition...

    Unlike the DOS/Windows/IBM-compatible partition scheme, where the Master Boot Record and partition table are at the front of the drive but fdisk doesn't show them, the Apple scheme has a bootpage at...
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    Thanks for the quick reply. Okay, the MFS...

    Thanks for the quick reply.

    Okay, the MFS database is in one of the MFS partitions? Any one in particular, or is it spread across more than one of them?

    Or is that what you're referring to as...
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    Where does TiVo keep what?

    I thought I had asked something along these lines here or on the mfslive forum about a year or 2 ago when I was even less prepared to understand the answer, and it turns out I asked on TCF about this...
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    Adding to old thread for benefit of future...

    Adding to old thread for benefit of future searchers.


    "Will the Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB SATA work in my S2 Dtivo?"

    I've had 2 working in a standalone S2 dual tuner and a...
  110. Darn, you're gonna make me have to think and use...

    Darn, you're gonna make me have to think and use my brain and stuff like that, ain't'cha?:D
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    Up through the original S3, a TiVo can have a...

    Up through the original S3, a TiVo can have a total of 16 partitions on the first drive. The MFS partitions, where the recorded stuff is, start at partition 10 and are added in pairs. If you have a...
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    Let us assume for the sake of discussion that you...

    Let us assume for the sake of discussion that you have a power supply that is marginal, unable to provide sufficient current to power both the motherboard and the drives. Let's assume the other one...
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    What he said, with double emphasis on the "it's...

    What he said, with double emphasis on the "it's probably capacitor disease" part.
  114. Wow, now that's fast service. :D I'm sort of...

    Wow, now that's fast service. :D

    I'm sort of asking on behalf of someone else I'm handholding over on TCF. I've had it happen to me before, more than once, mostly on S1 (just to add the spice of...
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    Enthusiasm is applaudable, unless it far outruns...

    Enthusiasm is applaudable, unless it far outruns experience and knowledge, and then it's likely to cause irreversible damage, like loss of recordings, and I fear that's where you may be heading.
    ...
  116. "volume header corrupt" If you know more than I do, help!

    I tried to search for "volume header corrupt" in this Broken TiVos forum and got this:

    The following words are either very common, too long, or too short and were not included in your search:...
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    Sticky: You could check the prom day threads to see what...

    You could check the prom day threads to see what kind of hacking can be done on an S3, depending on to which model S3 you refer.
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    Omikron, Did you ever solve the "hooking up a...

    Omikron,

    Did you ever solve the "hooking up a Premiere drive to a PC and looking at the partition map makes it unbootable" problem?

    If so, is there somewhere I can read about it?
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    So basically if you need to move a TSN on an HD...

    So basically if you need to move a TSN on an HD or newer, you're balled?:D
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    Sticky: If you check the image begging thread at...

    If you check the image begging thread at tivocommunityforums (title says something about don't PM me), you'll find a link I posted about 3 pages back from the current last page for a TCD24008A.

    If...
  121. Thread: PROM socketing

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    Sticky: Correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar are a...

    Correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar are a form of coding, and, just as with computer coding, there are costs and penalties incurred when mistakes are made. They just aren't always as...
  122. Thread: PROM socketing

    by unitron
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    Sticky: Go read their terms again. Part of what the...

    Go read their terms again. Part of what the monthly or lifetime subscription buys you is a license to use their proprietary software on their hardware. Buying just the hardware does not grant you...
  123. Thread: PROM socketing

    by unitron
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    Sticky: You need to get some ChipQuik (the bismuth solder...

    You need to get some ChipQuik (the bismuth solder and flux combo pack) and practice on surface mount devices on a piece of dead equipment.

    Wal-Mart's got a Wall-Lenk soldering iron with a small...
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    Sticky: Well, if you go back up the page a ways you'll...

    Well, if you go back up the page a ways you'll see I just posted links to TCD24008A images, but they're of the current version of the software. 9.something I think.
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    Sticky: And those hacks won't work with any other version...

    And those hacks won't work with any other version of the 240 software?

    Exactly which model TiVo do you have?
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    Sticky: You should have insisted on getting the original...

    You should have insisted on getting the original hard drive as part of the deal.

    I don't think there is such a thing as a Premiere backup image.

    Go read the threads on TCF where people trying...
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    Sticky: TCD540040 images while they last

    I think the more they're downloaded, the longer they get left on the server.

    File Name: 540_gset.bak
    Description: MFS Live v1.4 TCD540040 truncated backup
    Download Link:...
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    Sticky: TCD24008A images while they last

    I think the more they're downloaded, the longer they get left on the server.

    No doubt it'll take forever and you'll have to watch some ads, but it's free, so...



    MFS Live v1.4 TCD24008A...
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    Sticky: S2 DT (TCD649080) images while they last

    I think the more they're downloaded, the longer they get left on the server.

    No doubt it'll take forever and you'll have to watch some ads, but it's free, so...


    649_gset.bak (254.5 MB)
    MFS...
  130. Thread: Tivo Hacking

    by unitron
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    That is a question I'm not particularly qualified...

    That is a question I'm not particularly qualified to answer and I will leave it to others here who are more knowledgeable than I on what would be involved, but I will venture the opinion that it...
  131. Thread: Tivo Hacking

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    Have you already installed TiVo Desktop on your...

    Have you already installed TiVo Desktop on your computer?
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    Sticky: I just replied to you over on TCF. Allow me to...

    I just replied to you over on TCF. Allow me to quote myself.

    "Assuming that what's needed is the most recent version of the software for that model, I may have what you need. I've used it...
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    On the Series 2, and, I think, the first Series 3...

    On the Series 2, and, I think, the first Series 3 (the TCD648xxx), it was an Atmel chip, referred to around here as the "crypto chip" (I did a successful transplant on a Series 2 dual tuner to rescue...
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    Sticky: Do you mean the hard drive from your TiVo won't...

    Do you mean the hard drive from your TiVo won't boot your computer (We'd all be flabbergasted if it did), or that your computer doesn't even recognize it as a hard drive during the boot sequence?
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    Sticky: Have you also asked in the appropriate place over...

    Have you also asked in the appropriate place over at tivocommunity.com?

    The thread you want over there has a title that makes it sound like it's not the one you want.
  136. I haven't done any board socketing yet, but based...

    I haven't done any board socketing yet, but based on my experience unsoldering and transplanting crypto chips, allow me to warn you of the dangers of re-doing your work too much and causing the...
  137. You might also consider posting on...

    You might also consider posting on tivocommunity.com
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    But can you also rescue 2TB worth of recorded...

    But can you also rescue 2TB worth of recorded shows that way?
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    Perhaps you should look into offering a crypto...

    Perhaps you should look into offering a crypto chip transplant service for people with dead or dying lifetimed units.
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    Sticky: As long as there is nothing on that drive that...

    As long as there is nothing on that drive that you care about saving, it shouldn't matter. WinMFS, or MFS Live, whichever you use, should just overwrite everything. WinMFS might throw up a "drive...
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    The original "thermometer front" S3, with the...

    The original "thermometer front" S3, with the stacked cable card slots in the back, does have an Atmel crypto chip that can be unsoldered from the motherboard. I suspect, but cannot guarantee, that...
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    You, sir, are a genius! Or thereabouts. You...

    You, sir, are a genius!

    Or thereabouts.

    You got me thinking and I went and took another look at the block diagram for that Atmel chip.

    It doesn't give pin numbers, but it only shows a few...
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    Out of 44 pins I can only see maybe 8 or 10 where...

    Out of 44 pins I can only see maybe 8 or 10 where the solder pad is visibly connected to anything, so a pinout of the chip would help answer a lot of questions, but thanks for your reply, you've got...
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    Almost. The only skinny solder available...

    Almost.

    The only skinny solder available locally was at Radio Shack and it wasn't regular tin-lead, it has a little silver in it, which changes the melt point and other characteristics.

    I had...
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    Atmel AT90SC6464C pinout

    Atmel AT90SC6464C pinout, anybody know where I can find one?

    Google turns up a bunch of PDFs of block diagrams, but I need to which pin is which on the TCD649080 crypto chip (long story).

    Or at...
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    I'm warming up the Chip Quik now, so I'll let you...

    I'm warming up the Chip Quik now, so I'll let you know.;)
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    As someone once observed "Standards are wonderful...

    As someone once observed "Standards are wonderful things. That's why there're so many of them.":)
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    If I recall correctly the old printed Digi-Key...

    If I recall correctly the old printed Digi-Key catalogs were a lot easier to use than their present web site.

    There were certainly more illustrations.
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    What's the name of the store and how soon can...

    What's the name of the store and how soon can they open a branch office where I live?:)
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    Shouldn't that be hdc1? Assuming only one...

    Shouldn't that be hdc1? Assuming only one partition on the drive connected as secondary master, and assuming that you are using the motherboard's IDE connectors and IDE/PATA drives or SATA drives...
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